Programs for Wounded Servicemembers
From Lela – she has been following the progress of an injured service member who is in the burn ICU at BAMC in San Antonio and has corresponded with his mother a couple of times. His mom posts notes about his progress on Caring Bridge, a website specifically for that purpose. Yesterday, one of the posts was pretty good. She listed a number of contact points and websites for people who want to donate money or frequent flyer miles for wounded warriors or their families. This is a great way to let everyone know about these programs. So please – pass these on, feel free to link to us or copy the list.
I have been meaning to list some of the organizations and their contact sites that make it possible for the Wounded Warriors and their families to be as worry free as possible while here at BAMC. If you want to be able to help in the recovery of these warriors, these are very noble organizations that are always in need of funds or frequent flier miles.
1.) The email address for Judith is who to contact if you want to make any kind of donation, monetary or otherwise. Many businesses give, as well as individuals, and it goes directly to running the warrior center here at the guest house that lodges the families and transitioning warriors that have reached outpatient status. They receive DVD’s, reading materials, toilettries, video games, food that doesn’t require refrigeration, bottled waters and juice boxes, and so much more. If in question as to what is acceptable to donate here and where to send it, please contact Judith.
2.) The Fisher House, hero miles is what makes it possible for family and loved ones to visit using donated frequent flier miles.
3.) Operation Comfort is another wonderful organization that has assisted us on a few occasions. We have the use of a rental car here for 2 weeks because of them.
4.) Returning Heros Home donations go toward the construction of a beautiful home here that is being built to house wounded warriors and families as they heal and reconnect their lives.
5.) Operation First Response, provides support to wounded warriors and their families.
6.) Face the Fire is a supportive ministry for survivors of fire, not just warriors and families, and was founded by Brian and Mel Birdwell. Brian is a burn survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.